Aged care and the 2017-18 federal budget

Aged care and the 2017 federal budget – Twilight Aged CarePhew – no cuts and a steady hand leave the aged care budget unscathed

Australian residents who are older or who have relatives receiving aged care breathed a sigh of relief in April when the government unveiled its federal budget for the financial year 2017-18. Many were worried there would be major cuts to aged care, but thankfully none materialised.

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Resident in Focus: WWII Veteran, Ross Smith

A Twilight ANZAC story: WWII Veteran, Ross Smith

To this day Ross Smith has nightmares about fighting the Japanese soldiers who he describes as a “determined enemy who didn’t surrender because they didn’t care whether they lived or died because to die for their Emperor was considered supreme.”
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Local alliance set to strengthen community ties

picture of Hunters Hill Congregational Church

Hunters Hill Church

In a move that proves community is alive and well in the area, the local Hunters Hill Congregational Church (HHCC) has forged an alliance with local aged care provider, Twilight Aged Care (TAC), in a partnership which will enable both groups to enlarge their capacity to care for the local community.

The two organis
ations share similar missions to provide quality services and amenities to the communities they serve, this includes supporting the disadvantaged, frail and aged. It is this commitment and synergy that led to a formal agreement that has just been reached between the two.

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Hunters Hill Village Resident Gives Much Loved Musical the Thumbs Up

Residents from Hunters Hill Village were lucky enough to have recently been invited to a Riverside Girls High School musical performance of the classic, Mary Poppins. One of Twilight’s more colourful residents, Father Kevin Kerley, gave us his review (David Stratton style) of the local school’s production:

“We were very excited to have been invited by Riverside Girls High School to their Mary Poppins production and the school was so helpful with ushering us into the school hall and making us feel comfortable. It was impressive that the girls had also invited students with disabilities from other schools to attend. Read More

Anna Maria’s Adventures Abroad

Discover a new skill. Taste a new flavour. Laugh till it hurts. Or just relax and refresh. However you choose…find a new you today. This was our mantra for the 84-day cruise around South America that started 11 January 2017.  We visited around 14 countries, explored 28 cities and went on a 4-day excursion and land tour to Cusco and Machu Picchu. I now have certificates for the “Crossing the Dateline” (twice); “Crossing the Equator”; “Rounding Cape Horn” (twice, the temperature was minus 10 degrees) and one for transiting the Panama Canal. We celebrated crossing the Equator, Australia Day, St Patrick’s Day, Carnival and Chinese New Year.  I took close to 10,000 photos on my iPhone, which I am sure I’ll bore you with when I next visit your facility!

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Activity and Lifestyle Program Moves Forward

By 26th April, 2017 All, News No Comments

Report from Ben Chard, RAO Coordinator at Glengarry

It has been a busy beginning of the year for Glengarry. I’m pleased to report that our Food Lovers program has had great success with a high participation and engagement level as well as positive feedback with residents saying they are looking forward to the next session.

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Focus on Falls Prevention & New Pharmacy Partners

By 26th April, 2017 All, News No Comments

Falls are a major cause of harm and injury to older people and can lead to significant cost and loss of independence. The good news is that falls are not an inevitable part of getting older.
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Staff Learning and Education Progresses

By 26th April, 2017 All, News No Comments

Twilight has some wonderful learning and education programs in the pipeline. The ‘WE ARE TWILIGHT’ series of workshops have been developed and will roll out from the week beginning 24 April 2017. The purpose of the workshops is for all ‘Twilights’ to be working towards a common goal – our vision to be the preferred aged care provider in the community – and for everyone to be clear about the vision and how their contribution supports it.
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